Tim Cornwell

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Museums

Beirut’s Museum of Memory opens first exhibition—minus a director or board of governors

Against a backdrop of political wrangling, Zena el Khalil’s show focuses on the missing of Lebanon’s civil war

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Exhibitions

Exhibition shines light on painter who gave up art to run London’s National Gallery

Frederic Burton spent late career acquiring some of museum’s best-known masterpieces

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Beirut Art Fair

Arab artists respond to dictatorship, surveillance and civil war at Beirut Art Fair

Strong showing of Syrian art across the event including by artist Saad Yagan whose Aleppo studio was destroyed in 2012

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Art market

In a troubled region, Lebanon is a growing hub for artists

Beirut Art Fair includes a loan exhibition drawing on the country’s rich collections

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Museums

Scotland's pioneering Inverleith House gallery saved from closure

Exhibition space in Edinburgh's botanic gardens has reopened after public outcry

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Museums

India's new Partition Museum opens near Pakistani border

Crowdsourced collection of survivors’ artefacts includes identity cards, steamer trunks and clothing carried by refugees

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Exhibitions

Edinburgh Art Festival: artists look to Maori traditions, 19th-century botany and jellyfish

Jupiter Artland’s new permanent piece by Pablo Bronstein joins two ten-metre-high pavilions in a Gothic and Chinoiserie style

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Conservation

Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf

Site in Turkey is due to be flooded after completion of giant Ilisu Dam

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National Gallery of Ireland’s grand reopening worth the protracted wait

Hundreds of works were restored during Dublin museum's refurbishment

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Fourth Plinth artist Michael Rakowitz to serve up Iraqi-Jewish ‘ghost feast’ in London

Three-night event will be part of Shubbak festival in July

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Exhibitions

Political art withers as Mamut 5 opens in Istanbul

All-Turkish art project sees artists retreat to their studios

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Contemporary art

Polish artist Pawel Althamer creates first commission for Bangladesh sculpture park

Giant female figure made of bamboo was made with the help of the local community in Sylhet

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Let there be light

The UAE’s first OMA-designed space launches with a survey of Syrian art

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Exhibitions

Art world reels from Trump’s immigration ban

New policies on course to undermine exhibitions and exchange programmes

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Exhibition offers antidote to Trump's view of Iran

Major survey of Iranian contemporary art opens in Toronto this week against backdrop of US President's immigration ban

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The artists who have chosen to stay in Syria

While most have fled the conflict, some remained to document the suffering